7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Regrouped and respectable,
This review is from: Never Gone [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
After the rise and fall of the boy band phenomenon, and nearly five years after their last album, the Backstreet Boys bounce back with a new mature sound and a sure fire hit album.
Their most personal album to date, the songs reflect the experiences of their growing-up period, and elevates them from teen pop idols to mainstream pop giants.
The first single "Incomplete" is a haunting ballad, starting quietly, and then building to a swelling crescendo in the footsteps of Coldplay. "Five for Fighting" fans shouldn't miss "Weird World" for a fresh dose of Jon Ondrasik, and there are other stellar contributions, including master hit-maker Max Martin, particularly on the excellent track "Climbing the Walls". There are also a couple of bonus songs not listed on the Amazon listing.
One thing that remains unchanged is the Boys' ability to put together an album of stinker-free songs, and this one has several with "hit single" written all over them. Look towards "Never Gone" as a very-possible next in line.